OUTing the Past 2017: The 3rd National Festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans History

Between 4-26 Feb 2017 - see below for details

For 2017, there will be a series of events at regional hubs:



  • OUTing the Past: Bournemouth Saturday 18th February
  • OUTing the Past: Exeter Sunday 12th February


  • OUTing the Past: Coventry Saturday 4th February
  • OUTing the Past: Shrewsbury Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th February



  • OUTing the Past: York Saturday 11th February

In addition, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two new plays about Burnley, the forgotten battleground for gay and lesbian rights. The plays will be staged at Burnley Central Library on 18 and 25 February 2017 at 12 noon and 2pm.  Each performance lasts approximately 75 minutes and is free on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  The showcase performance is at the Martin Harris Centre in Manchester on 24 February at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8/£5 concession available on the door or in advance from the Centre.

Further info on the LGBT History Month website.